Thelazia callipaeda—first human case of thelaziosis in Croatia

  title={Thelazia callipaeda—first human case of thelaziosis in Croatia},
  author={Maja Tomi{\'c} Parad{\vz}ik and Kristian Samard{\vz}i{\'c} and Tatjana Živi{\vc}njak and Franjo Martinkovi{\'c} and Željka Janjetovi{\'c} and Marica Miletic-Medved},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
A case of the first ocular thelaziosis in a human male patient in Croatia is presented. Thelaziosis is a zoonosis caused by the nematodes of the genus Thelazia. In all, two types of the genus have been described as causes of infection in humans, Thelazia callipaeda and Thelazia californiensis. This zoonosis, called “oriental eye worm” is very rare in humans in European countries, with high incidence in Asian countries, especially in China, Thailand, and Japan. 
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